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A fine portrait of a Gentleman


Artist: Thomas Frye

Original turned pear wood frame, set in the original fish skin travelling case
The miniature is in excellent condition and although not signed shows the characteristics of Frye's signed examples—which are very scarce.
Frye an Irish artist went to London where he befriended Reynolds. He became interested in the manufacture of porcelain and invented a form of porcelain, for which he and Edward Heylyn took out a patent in 1744. He became manager of the Bow china factory from 1744 to 1759. He exhibited at the Society of Artists from 1760-61.
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Year                 1758
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